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Should I call it…Spring?

Should I call it…Spring?

The last little snow patch on the front yard is almost gone, the seedlings in my indoor grow show are sprouting, and when I met a couple girlfriends for lunch at Peachland Sushi yesterday, Beach Ave definitely had that buzz. And while the Calgary in me hesitates to...

Blog: An (obvious) epiphany = Email!

Blog: An (obvious) epiphany = Email!

It kind of felt like a punch in the gut at the time - but when rejection happens, there’s often reason to reflect, and sometimes (as I’ve learned over this past year, especially), it’s reason to pivot. This is also a convoluted way of telling you my email newsletter...

Blog: This high schooler helps run the government

Blog: This high schooler helps run the government

There’s university to apply for, volunteering as a Peachland Ambassador, regular schoolwork and graduation plans (whatever that ends up looking like). There’s also a government to run, and that’s why I’m meeting Lily Avendaño Gregory on this (rapidly darkening) late...

Blog: Who will clean this?

Blog: Who will clean this?

One of my subscribers wanted to know - if someone was tired of seeing this graffiti over the past couple months (under the Trepanier Creek bridge), would it be considered vandalism if one was to buy some paint and cover it up? I asked Cheryl Wiebe with the District of...

Blog: This time last year…

Blog: This time last year…

Prepping for today’s super-long council meetings and just realized: It was this meeting last year, when I came back to council chambers not as a member of the established media, but as an entrepreneur and journalist wanting very much to bring our community better...

Merry Christmas, Peachland! 🎄

Merry Christmas, Peachland! 🎄

Early Christmas morning in downtown Peachland, you’ll see some lights on at the Legion. Between 6 and 7 or so in the morning, four turkeys will go in the ovens. And over the next few hours, side dishes, to-go containers and gifts will be assembled. And there will be...

Blog: Tonight, the Christmas season starts in Peachland

Blog: Tonight, the Christmas season starts in Peachland

Tonight is the big night. Six different special guests (including Santa and Mrs. Claus) have their stages (squares?) all set, five local restaurants are getting special meals ready for ticket holders, and right now, I’m guessing a whole bunch of volunteers here in...

Blog: Today at the Visitor Centre..

Blog: Today at the Visitor Centre..

It’s usually around the middle of November when David Winter gets the call. After that point, he’s doing some decorating double-duty, but that’s OK. It means Christmas is coming. David and his wife Beverley as you may know, live up to their last name this time every...

Blog: I’ll be honest with you…

Blog: I’ll be honest with you…

Sometimes when there's a gap between publishing - and before a big feature comes out, there's anxiety: "I haven't had anything good in awhile" 😱 "People are wondering - and judging what they're paying for" 😱 But then I read some good advice I've referred to before....

Cancelled is something you don’t say about Remembrance Day

Cancelled is something you don’t say about Remembrance Day

It’s usually around this time of year when I have some tears for my Gramps. I don’t know how he’d feel, me writing that in front of everybody (hell, I’m not so sure about it myself!) But I miss him a lot - even though it’s been six years. Gramps (you can call him Tom)...

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